Submitted by TSB Community
Collin County Resident and the national leader in the fight against youth performance enhancing drug use, Don Hooton, endorsed Jon Cole for State Representative in House District 67. Upon endorsing, Hooton released the following statement:
“Jon Cole has the vision and leadership that District 67 and Collin County need in the Texas House of Representatives. As a parent who has devoted his life to making the lives of our children brighter and safer, I know that Texas needs legislators that are 100% committed to the next generation. From years of knowing Jon Cole, I know that he cares deeply for this cause. He is a man of conviction who stands up for what’s right, especially when it comes to our children. Jon has fought the status quo to do what’s right as a private citizen – and he will fight even harder as our next State Representative. I’m proud to support him and urge others to help send Jon to Austin.”
Don Hooton is President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, a nationwide non-profit organization formed in memory of Taylor Hooton who died after using anabolic steroids while attending Plano West Senior High School. Since founding this organization, Don has become the leading national spokesman on the issue of appearance and performance enhancing drug use by our nation’s youth. He has spoken directly to several hundred thousand people across the country, appeared as an expert witness before Congress on three occasions, regularly meets with Federal Government officials, has met with several governors, and spoken to multiple state legislatures.
For his work in this field, Don was named Texas Sports Personality of the Year in 2005 by the Dallas Morning News and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sports in 2007. Most recently, he was selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Sports Academy.
Jon Cole, a conservative businessman, is the most conservative, experienced, qualified, and battle-tested candidate in the race.